Our well established Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry is offered at our Bendigo campus.
You'll study human biosciences, public health, dental science and research, and all aspects of oral health practice. You'll also explore the differences between rural and urban health and how these relate to health policy and rural health services.
From first year, you'll work in our clinical simulation lab. You'll also gain direct experience in public clinics from your third year with a placement in Bendigo. During fourth and fifth years, you'll undertake clinical placements in Melton, Wodonga, Mildura and Bendigo. Here you'll treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians and participate in community-based oral health promotion programs.
The Bachelor of Oral Health Science will qualify students to register as dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists. The course has a strong focus on public oral health in rural and regional areas. Graduates of this course are qualified to provide a wide range of preventative and dental care in a variety of settings. You will complete a number of common core health subjects in the first two years, as well as specific subjects in oral health and health sciences that underpin the theoretical and clinical practice of oral health therapy.
Preclinical and clinical oral health subjects are undertaken over the six semesters of the course. Clinical experience will be completed in different interdisciplinary settings in mostly rural and/or regional areas. You will work with a wide variety of patients and will gain experience in treating patients with special needs.